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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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High Street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
+44 845 608 6040
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Friday night. A great atmosphere along with a great menu. The staff were all very friendly and helped us to choose our drinks food etc. Well worth the visit. But probably need to book.

Thank mark68east
Banbury, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thus is a nice place food was good and good portion Suze. Worth a visit can be quite busy at weekends

Thank 123taz
Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time that we had visited The red Lion . The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The restaurant was rustic and in keeping with the building.

Thank cherryplumbpie
Brackley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our first visit to the red lion at Culworth. It will hopefully not be our last. My daughter in laws parent recommended it and we were not at all disappointed. We booked a table for 1.30 pm and the place was buzzing but not loud. Most of the tables were full. We ordered 2 speciality burgers and I... More 

Thank 762IreneB
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are local but this was our first visit to this lovely gastro pub. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and the service was first class. My wife is a vegetarian and Bronni was able to rustle up a beautiful vegetable curry on the spot. My wife said it was fantastic. I had braised beef and... More 

Thank Ken F
Banbury, Oxon
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely food and a warm welcome as ever. The pork rib was delicious but enormous , my husband has a steak which he rated highly.

Thank BerryKing
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening. Six course Wild Game menu ending with this lovely apple with salted caramel ice cream pudding. Enthusiastically presented with style and aplomb. Do hope they will do this again.

Thank Barbara K
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The whole expirence from entering to leaving was welcoming warm inviting friendly there really aren't enough adjectives just visit if you get the chance. Food as always brilliant different with a good rotation of menu( Christmas menu looks fab). Staff knowledge of menu and recommendations. Great wine good beer.

1 Thank jane34345
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Family sunday lunch with children so not sure what to expect, lovely atmosphere and the restaurant, bar area and toilets very clean. Nice Sunday lunch menu with something for everybody we had two Sunday lunches and 2 fish meals, we asked for changes/ request for two of the meals, which was not a problem meals arrived very quickly was not... More 

Thank ops m
Towcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Today I took some of my family to the Red Lion after having been recommended by a neighbour. Their Sunday roast dinner was truly wonderful and was cooked to perfection. The service was exemplary and the ambiance great although a little noisy as it was packed with others who clearly knew how good their food is! I fully recommend them... More 

Thank bicockburn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 845 608 6040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?